Note 219

Christian Kruse

In reply to https://jeena.net/music-artwork

You are right, a lot of players take an overly technical approach. And GNOME Music has a nice UI doing it differently. But on the other hand it’s missing key features like gapless playback and replay gain; heck, you can’t even change the music directory, it always looks into ~/Music.

And IMHO you’re also missing the point about iTunes. It was not about the new music overview, this is great and I like it. It is about the missing sidebar, the mix-in between shop and your local music collection as well as Apple Music. These three problems make iTunes very hard to use, I am constantly looking for my music and am constantly confused about the navigation state.

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I only used it for a couple of hours yesterday and was mostly happy about the UI, but you're right, they have still a long way to go.About iTunes, I only used that part of iTunes because I don't have a iOS device and I never buy anything on iTunes, so I haven't seen those problems you describe.

Jeena wrote at https://jeena.net/notes/713

I only used it for a couple of hours yesterday and was mostly happy about the UI, but you're right, they have still a long way to go.About iTunes, I only used that part of iTunes because I don't have a iOS device and I never buy anything on iTunes, so I haven't seen those problems you describe.